Planning for ‘Log Drive’ week underway

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10 Years Ago — 2008

Road restrictions on, high water watch

Weight limits are already in effect on Hwy. 57 and Highway 2, the Idaho Transportation Department said, and all county roads in District 1 and all roads south of the Pend Oreille River in District 2, as well as Eastside Road from Highway 2 to Eastside Cutoff, and Wrenco Loop.

High-water watch guesses will be taken for a few more weeks, according to the Priest River Chamber of Commerce, for a $2 donation and a chance to win $1,000.

20 Years Ago — 1998

Mayor appoints first female police chief

At the recommendation of the mayor, three council members voting yes, one no, Priest River has a new police chief.

The appointment was contingent upon a background check, six months’ probation, and POST certification.

Mayor Hartliep requested Elaine Savage to begin her duties as chief next Monday.

30 Years Ago — 1988

Chase Lake cool spot for Arctic test

Although it appears spring is approaching northern Idaho, a team from the Navy Construction Battalion (Seabees), came to Chase Lake in search of cold weather.

The team of navy divers tested cold weather equipment intended for use in Arctic environments.

40 Years Ago — 1978

Laurence Nelson is award recipient

Laurence Nelson, owner and proprietor of Nelson Lumber, Priest River, was one of a select few notified of their selection to receive the Western Wood Products Association Master Certificate. He will be awarded the certificate in ceremonies at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on March 17.

50 Years Ago — 1968

Sad news from Vietnam

Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick Eugene Lindstrom, 19, son of Mrs. June Lindstrom, Spokane, and William J. Lindstrom, Priest River, was killed in combat near Quang Tri in the northern sector of South Viet Nam.

Pfc. Jesse Rock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Rock of Priest River was wounded in action in Vietnam Feb. 9 while serving with the 9th Artillery.

He is now in Letterman Hospital in San Francisco.

60 Years Ago — 1958

More on school survey

The second installment of the recent survey of the Bonner County School District by the education Department of the University of Idaho gave the Coolin School a score of 485 out of a possible 1,000; East River School 381; Lamb Creek, 492; Nordman, 339; overcrowded Idaho Hill, 312 (unsatisfactory).

The report said little or nothing could be done with the building and recommended new construction.

70 Years Ago — 1948

Planning for “Log Drive week”

Officers and directors of the Priest River Chamber of Commerce met to lay tentative plans for the celebration of “Log Drive Week” in Priest River. Dates will be set later, according to the progress of the drive and will like be for the four days starting Thursday, May 13.

The club plans to make the Log Drive celebration an annual affair, and an equipment show would be held in connection. Tentative plans include giving away a new 1948 sedan, election of a Log Drive Queen, big wind-up dance and other attractions. The approval of the general membership is needed to proceed.

80 Years Ago — 1938

Cub Scout pack to be organized

Plans are being perfected to organize a Cub Pack, an organization of boys between the ages of 9 to 11. This is more or less a junior Boy Scout movement, sponsored by the Boy Scouts.

90 Years Ago — 1928

Wickware now sole Times owner

A deal has been closed whereby George E. Grove sold his interest in the Priest River Times to his partner, Stanley A. Wickware, who is now the sole owner. Mr. Grove severed his interests to accept a position on a newspaper in North Dakota.

Farming on the Peninsula

Monroe Smith from the Peninsula country is quite extensively engaged in the bee business but plans on cutting down the amount of his hives if possible.

100 Years Ago — 1918

No luck with the Ford

William Burns purchased a Ford car last week. His first attempt to run out of town in it was a failure, the henry refusing to climb the hill.

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